Protecting the QB

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  1. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    So, who thinks the rules in the NFL are rediculous? I just saw the worst roughing the QB call I have seen this year to protect Stafford. There was no intent that I can see and I'm not even sure from the angle they showed that he was actually hit in the head. Weak IMO.
     
  2. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    LMAO that was an amazing play by edwards. He actually flew
     
  3. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, a great play that is illegal to make in this league!
     
  4. dinger

    dinger Well-Known Member

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    so if you dont intend to grab a guys facemask and rip him to the ground, but you accidentally do, should it not be a 15 yard penalty. that was helmet to helmet and by rule if that happens against any player (not just qb) its a penalty. argue the rule itself if you wish. personally i think thats why they wear helmets...so that they can take hits in the head. but the refs were just correctly enforcing the rule.
     
  5. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    If the rule allows no brains to be used by the ref, its not a good rule in this case. I still never saw an angle that showed helmet to helmet. Looked to me like Stafford got pulled down by someone else before that even happened.
     
  6. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    the rules in the NFL and college have taken away from the game, IMO. You can barely touch a QB now, without drawing a penalty. If you even touch someone who is even close to going out of bounds, it's a flag.
     

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